Perry County man shot in the face Friday by an unknown assailant


A Perry County man remains hospitalized after he was shot in the face early Friday, Kentucky State Police said.

Melvin Shane Gross of Hazard was taken to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, state police said in a release.

Troopers went to a home on Ky. 80 in the Combs community after dispatchers received a call about a shooting. Troopers found Gross lying inside with a gunshot wound to the face.

Investigators were told that Gross had stepped outside when the shooting occurred. Troopers searched the area but were unable to find anyone involved in the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the state police post in Hazard at (606) 435-6069.